Olivaceous Piculet

Ants are his thing

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This is an Olivaceous Piculet, a mini “woodpecker”. While common, they are difficult to see and certainly to photograph. They do not drill holes, per se, as we see other woodpeckers do. Rather they chose limbs with loose or dead bark and break the bark loose to expose ants and termites underneath. They then use their tongues to gather them up.

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Mike Warner
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There’s a lot of interesting things going on in the Piculet pic. Tongue, ant, big eyeball. Nice and sharp, too. Great shot!

Chuck Berginc
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Chuck Berginc

Congrats on your win!!! Well deserved. I remember just trying to see the Piculet was tough enough.

John Weisgerber
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John Weisgerber

Great photo. Congratulations!

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Swozndrix

Congratulations- an award winning photo!

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